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Around the remote: ‘The Walking Dead’ bites into ninth season

The ninth season will be the last for Andrew Lincoln’s character, Sheriff Rick Grimes. (Chris Pizzello / File/AP)
The ninth season will be the last for Andrew Lincoln’s character, Sheriff Rick Grimes. (Chris Pizzello / File/AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “The Walking Dead” – Change is in the air as prime time’s zombie gore fest returns for its ninth season. As fans all know, the show’s leading man, Andrew Lincoln, will appear in his final episodes as Rick Grimes. But how will he go – and when? The saga resumes a year and a half after the end of the war as our survivors are rebuilding civilization under Rick’s leadership. But, of course, new challenges – and conflicts – lie ahead. (9 p.m. Sunday, AMC).

Other bets

SUNDAY: You knew it eventually had to happen. Brace yourself for “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.” Yes, some of the nation’s best under-14 ballroom dancers will pair up with kiddie celebrities without the fear of hip replacement surgery. (8 p.m., ABC).

SUNDAY: “Madam Secretary” is going big for its Season 5 opener. In the aftermath of a deadly attack on the White House, Elizabeth tries to keep a major nuclear disarmament deal from falling apart. For advice, she turns to former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell, all guest-starring as themselves. (10 p.m., CBS).

MONDAY: “The Circus” is a four-hour, two-part documentary that explores the colorful history of this popular and distinctly American form of entertainment. The film traces the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus and recalls an era when its stars were among the country’s most famous people. (9 p.m., KSPS/KCDT).

TUESDAY: As a new season of “The Flash” unfolds, Nora West-Allen – an unexpected guest from the future – appears at the home of Barry and Iris. Now they have to figure out how to get her back to where she belongs without disrupting the timeline. (8 p.m., The CW).

TUESDAY: When Season 2 of “Black Lightning” begins, Jefferson Pierce and his family may have survived Tobias’ attack, but they’re not out of the woods yet. Concerned for the safety of Garfield’s students, the board considers a motion to shut down the school. (9 p.m., The CW).

WEDNESDAY: Are you brave enough to make a return trip to the treacherous town of “Riverdale”? In the Season 3 opener, the jury begins deliberations in Archie’s murder trial and he makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer. (8 p.m., The CW).

WEDNESDAY: The new drama series “All American” follows Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), a rising high school football star at South Crenshaw High who finds himself straddling two very different worlds after being recruited to play for a school in affluent Beverly Hills. (9 p.m., The CW).

THURSDAY: Lackluster Southern homes get stunning makeovers as expert house flippers Ken and Anita Corsini return for Season 2 of “Flip or Flop Atlanta.” The new episodes feature “supersized” projects in some of the city’s worst properties. (9 p.m., HGTV).

FRIDAY: “The Romanoffs” is the latest project from “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner. It’s a star-studded, contemporary anthology series with each episode tied to a character – or characters – claiming to be descendants of the famous Russian dynasty. (Amazon Prime).

FRIDAY: It’s the beginning of the end for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which launches its final season. In the opener, Rebecca confronts the consequences of her guilty plea. (9 p.m., The CW).

SATURDAY: With Halloween arriving in a few weeks, is it time to fire up the scary movies? “Cucuy: The Boogeyman” is a new TV film in which a teen girl (Marisol Nichols) discovers the terrifying urban legends of the Mexican boogeyman, El Cucuy, are actually true. (7 p.m., Syfy).

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